Chrysler announced an automobile recall of approximately 300,000 trucks and SUVs due to drivers experiencing a short delay in breaking when driving uphill.
Chrysler dealers will fix the problem for free by reprogramming the control module of the antilock brake systems on 2007 Dodge Nitros and Jeep Wranglers and also 2006-2007 Commanders and Jeep Grand Cherokees.
One report of a crash, with no injuries has been reported to Chrysler that may have been caused by the brake problem. Owners wills be notified of the recall by mail beginning next month.
The brake failure tends to occur when a vehicle has been going up a grade and the driver switches from the accelerator to the brake pedal, such as, preparing for a turn, a company spokesman said.
“It’s a very rare occurrence,” spokesman Max Gates told Reuters. “But we have had reports of drivers experiencing problems when they take their foot off the accelerator.”
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